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Review: Follow Me to Ground by Sue Rainsford
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Review: Follow Me to Ground by Sue Rainsford

Reviewed by Ivonne Spinoza This is an unusual book.  It’s unsettling, it’s dark, it’s sometimes even gory, but it’s definitely not your average garden variety horror. I’m not even sure if I’d classify it as horror despite the dark themes and the tone. It has horror aspects, but that doesn’t come close to doing it...

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Hot Pink Gaze: In Defense of Fashion and the Feminine As Crucial Art and Cultural Actors

by Ivonne Spinoza “Proust knew how much the fleeting expression of fashion… can reflect something beyond its limited time, something that whispers of the nostalgia of human impermanence…”  Cecil Beaton, The Glass of Fashion Fashion has often been relegated to the sidelines of what is considered “serious culture” and worthy of “real cultural studies” because...

The Problem with Female Villains
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The Problem with Female Villains

by Ivonne Spinoza We like to think of villains as fun rebels these days. Characters like Loki from the Thor movies are fan favorites, and we even love questionable anti-heroes such as the modern interpretations of Sherlock we’ve gotten in recent years. If you look further, though, this sort of playful acceptance of attitudes that...

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Medusa and the Patriarchal Tradition of Turning Women Against Each Other

by Ivonne Spinoza When you hear the word Medusa your brain is likely to immediately conjure images of a fearsome and hideous monster no one should look at. This is quite interesting since the representation of the Medusa in art, in decorative objects, and even in stories varies immensely, and this permanence of the monstrous...